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Media releases - archived

You can access our archive of media releases since 2000 by using the filter by date range search on the left hand side. Once you have made your date selections, click the filter button.

This archive does not include the recent media releases.



Council and health board working on river surveillance

Environment Waikato, Hamilton City Council and the Waikato District Health Board are planning a more integrated surveillance and management strategy for the Waikato River after last month’s bacterial contamination upstream of Hamilton.

Changes for Huntly in Project Watershed

Environment Waikato has recommended changes to Project Watershed for the Huntly area following submissions made to the draft policy earlier this month.

Changes for Taupo under Project Watershed

Environment Waikato has recommended changes to proposals under Project Watershed for the Taupo area following submissions made to the draft policy earlier this month.

Region meets on climate change

New Zealand has one of the highest greenhouse gas emissions rates in the world per head of population, a Climate Change Forum heard in Hamilton yesterday.

Project Watershed Rate Order Begins

Environment Waikato has implemented a Special Order process to adopt a differential rating system for Project Watershed – its system for funding flood protection, soil conservation and river management works for the Waikato and Waipa river catchments.

Coastal Erosion Under Spotlight

Environment Waikato has released a report on coastal erosion to help guide beachside development on the Coromandel.

Care group for Lake Waikare

Environment Waikato wants to establish a Care group to help improve the condition of Lake Waikare, east of Rangiriri.

Council transfers investment capital

Environment Waikato is planning to transfer $6 million from its investment fund earnings to its income equalisation reserve to balance negative returns over the past year.

Weeds and wallabies on Biosecurity agenda

Progress on the control of lake weed on Lake Taupo is on the agenda for next week’s public meeting of Environment Waikato’s South Zone Biosecurity Subcommittee.

Alligator weed on Biosecurity agenda

Alligator weed control is on the agenda for next week’s meeting of Environment Waikato’s North Zone Biosecurity Subcommittee.

Changes Recommended To Project Watershed

Environment Waikato is expected to make a number of changes to its Project Watershed proposals following hearings which finished yesterday.

Possums hit hard in Hakarimatas

A joint operation between Environment Waikato, DoC, Waikato District Council and community groups has disposed of possums in the Hakarimata Range near Huntly.


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